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Catholicism and Literary Culture in Scotland, Ireland, and England: Medieval to Modern

Deadline Abstract

A Symposium: 2nd - 3rd June, 2020, University of Glasgow

Keynote Speakers: Tom Corns (Bangor), Carol Herringer (Georgia Southern), Alison Shell (UCL)

This two-day symposium funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh examines how Catholicism has shaped - and has been shaped by - literary writing in Scotland, Ireland, and England from the late-medieval period to the present century. The symposium takes a comparative and longue durée approach to a topic that is more usually examined in discreet historical periods or national traditions. What is gained (or lost) by considering Catholicism and literary writing from broader historical and national perspectives? How do traditions of Catholic and anti-Catholic writing shape the literary canon today? And how do these national traditions intersect with international debates in theology and literary writing? Topics may include (but are not limited to):

  • Catholicism and anti-Catholicism in national and international contexts.
  • Gender, sexuality, and marginalisation.
  • Catholicism and literary form.
  • Literary character, stereotypes, and Catholicism.
  • Literature, politics, and Catholicism.
  • Women writers and Catholicism.
  • Medieval anti-clericalism, neo-medievalism, and the development of anti-Catholicism.
  • National identities and religious allegiance.
  • Literary re-imaginings of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.
  • Conversion, violence, martyrdom.
  • Toleration, dialogue, and ecumenism.  

Proposals (250 words) for 30 minute papers should be sent by 31st January 2020 to Adrian Streete ( We are pleased to offer some funding for early career researchers and postgraduate research students to cover travel and accommodation (UK/Ireland travel only). If you wish to apply for funding, please indicate this in your proposal.  Twitter: @cathlit21stcsc1

Quelle der Beschreibung: Information des Anbieters


Literatur aus Großbritannien und Irland, Gender Studies/Queer Studies, Literatur und Kulturwissenschaften/Cultural Studies, Literatur und Theologie/Religionswissenschaften, Literatur des Mittelalters (6.-13. Jh.), Literatur der Frühen Neuzeit (14. und 15. Jh.), Literatur des 16. Jahrhunderts, Literatur des 17. Jahrhunderts, Literatur des 18. Jahrhunderts, Literatur des 19. Jahrhunderts, Literatur des 20. Jahrhunderts, Literatur des 21. Jahrhunderts




University of Glasgow
Datum der Veröffentlichung: 25.11.2019
Letzte Änderung: 25.11.2019